A Norwegian Study Guide

Studies

Norwegian study culture is characterized by interaction, sharing, and a non-competitive attitude. We think you will experience a friendly learning environment among both professors and fellow students.

Even though BI offers a wide range of different services that can help you become a better student, you might feel the need to get away from stressed students running around campus. When this happens, follow the exit signs and make your way to one of the spots suggested below.

  • We can help you get a job

    It's not so difficult to get a part-time job in Oslo, but it can be challenging coming from another country to navigate the maze of applications, CVs and LinkedIn profiles. Don't worry, though: BI has a career centre that can help you with all of this, and then some.

  • ÆØÅ

    Even though all the courses at BI are in English, it can be interesting and useful to learn the language of the country you live in. Especially if you want to continue to work and live in Norway. Nothing is better to impress a local with than being able to perfectly pronounce the sentence “skal vi dele et knekkebrød med brunost?”

  • Open door policy

    Contrary to stricter learning institutions, as a student at BI you should never be afraid of asking questions. The professors have an open door policy, so if you have any course-related questions, track them down, and pick their brain.

  • Nasjonalbiblioteket

    The National Library is a good place to go if you want to study in absolute peace and quiet. Surrounded by millions of books, you can draw inspiration from the history, stories and characters.

    Photo credit: Nasjonalbiblioteket

  • Kulturhuset

    Located on Youngstorget in Oslo centre, this huge venue acts as a study and workplace for all sorts of students, culture workers and freelancers, and of course as a hangout for people who just want a cup of coffee. In the afternoon, the venue transforms to a culture scene hosting everything from rock concerts to political debates.

  • In a park

    Norwegians love their park life. If the temperature is right, we recommend bringing a blanket and taking your books to one of Oslo's many public parks to study under a tree. Want to impress a fellow student? Why not bring them on a study date?

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